Children and Disasters:
Understanding Impact and Enabling Agency2
The research and production o this report was unded by partners o the Childrenin a Changing Climate (CCC) coalition: UNICEF, World Vision International, PlanInternational and Save the Children International with additional unds rom UNISDR.The Institute o Development Studies led the writing and production o the synthesisreport; thanks go in particular to Lucy Stone o UNICEF UK or her inputs.www.childreninachangingclimate.orgData analysis was led by Oxord Policy Management. Particular thanks go to sta atUNICEF Geneva and the UNICEF Country Oces in Bolivia, Mexico, Mozambique,Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines who sourced and collated socio-economic data sets and to sta at UNISDR who provided ongoing support regardingthe Desinventar disaster dataset. Their expertise and enthusiasm were invaluable.The enabling environments research draws on an Institute o Development Studies(IDS) research programme unded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council(ESRC, grant no. RES-061-25-0148) and Plan UK, and was supplemented byadditional research or this report. Research was led by IDS with research partners:Centre or Disaster Preparedness (the Philippines), Gonzalo Rodriguez and JimenaLazcano (El Salvador).Work in the communities was coordinated by Mercedes Garcia (Plan El Salvador),Baltz Tribunalo (Plan Philippines), Luz Mendoza and Boy Bersales (World VisionPhilippines). Thanks go to the eld oces or their support, to those with whominterviews were conducted rom the national to the local scale, and, most importantly,to the child and community participants or giving up their time to engage in theresearch process.
Edited by: Laura CornishDesigned by: Sarah Rothwell© Children in a Changing Climate, Institute o Development Studies;Brighton 2011
Front cover top – A woman andchild watch the food water rise romthe door o their makeshit homein Kamrangir Char, Dhaka, 2004(Photo: Naser Siddique, UNICEF).Bottom – Children present their DRRwork to the community, El Matazano,El Salvador 2009 (Photo: T. Tanner,)
Above – Children mix cement tobuild a retaining wall at their school,Potrerillos, El Salvador 2010 (Photo:T. Tanner)